randy wrote:Mario needs to show how much charity his golf tourney generates, and tell how much he's given to hospitals in the region. He should also consider moving elsewhere to do this work if the team leaves.
Id like to see the medical community start speaking up for Mario
I'm starting to believe that exact statement. Mario has done so much more for this city than any other pro athlete in Pittsburgh history. Hell, he may have given more to this city than any other pro athlete has done anywhere in the US. What other pro athlete has saved their team from bankruptcy and put forth plans to generate $1 Billion in economic development?
The thing that really gets to me is that this city has shown LITTLE support for him to this point. Where are the Children's Hospitals, etc. in support of Lemieux? I'm sorry, but they need to wake up, quit riding his coattails and start talking about everything he has done for this region. Based on what he has done, I think that is the least he deserves from some of these people. At the very least, I think the money he has donated to those organizations should be buying the PR.